Using timelines as a teaching and learning tool has been a part of classrooms for many years.  It is a terrific way to connect history and time.  Students can research topics/events, find images, collaborate, share and publish timelines on a classroom blog, wiki, or web page. There are a variety of different timeline makers on the Internet to fit any classroom need.  One of my favorite (and free) Web 2.0 tools is Capzles.  Capzles is a way to tell a story or an event using videos, images, mp3s, and blogs with a flash interface. Students can add a personal touch by selecting backgrounds, colors, themes, and music.  It is easy to use and can be integrated in all subject and grade levels.  Students can use timelines to tell a story, discuss major events in history, use as a presentation tool and much more. 

Take a look at Capzles.  There are a variety of great examples and ideas.  This Obama Capzle is one that really plays on Capzles different tools.

For additional information about timelines, check out our class Teaching and Learning with Web 2.0 e-book.

Leave a Reply.